Tag: cost of ownership

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What Makes Some Cars Last Longer Than Others?
Aug 01, 2017

What Makes Some Cars Last Longer Than Others?

Dear Car Talk

Steve wants to know--Is it good genes, good diet, clean living or what? Ray has the answers.

cost of ownership buying used cars

should i keep my car with blue smoke and a broken odometer
Dec 20, 2016

Is It Time to Say Goodbye to a Faithful Truck?

Dear Car Talk

Lee's Toyota had 208,000 miles on it--when the odometer broke ten years ago. Should he keep his daily driver running, or let it go?

selling oil cost of ownership

Mar 25, 2014

The High Cost of Owning a Car (Any Car, But Especially an SUV)

Jim Motavalli

It costs far, far more than you think to own a car. Most people just think of purchase price and gas, but don't forget all the hidden costs. A new AAA report crunches the numbers.

cost of ownership

The cost per mile to run a car
Feb 27, 2014

What's the Real Cost of a Car Trip?

Dear Car Talk

Rachel wants to know how much it costs per mile to run a car. Her friends calculate the cost of by the cost of the gas used, but Rachel thinks they should also factor in wear and tear on the engine, maintenance, etc. Luckily, the IRS calculates this number every year. The answer, plus Tom and Ray's advice on whether Rachel should start billing her friends at the IRS rate for rides around town, right here. 

road trips cost of ownership

Dec 01, 1994

I have a ' Saturn SL which I use for...

Dear Car Talk

I have a ' Saturn SL which I use for my job as a pizza delivery driver I know I'm wrecking it by doing this but what I need to know is how much Drivers who use their own cars...

cost of ownership maintenance